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Schuylkill County Man Charged With Methamphetamine Trafficking

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of Pennsylvania

SCRANTON – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that John Kyle Smith, age 40, of Schuylkill Haven, PA, was charged on June 4, 2024, by a federal grand jury for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

According to United States Attorney Gerard M. Karam, the Indictment alleges that on February 29, 2024, in Schuylkill County, Smith possessed with the intent to distribute methamphetamine. 

This matter was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the PA Office of Attorney General Bureau of Narcotics Investigations (BNI).  Assistant United States Attorney Jeffery St John is prosecuting the case.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.

The maximum penalty under federal law for this offense is 20 years of imprisonment, a term of supervised release following imprisonment, and a fine. A sentence following a finding of guilt is imposed by the Judge after consideration of the applicable federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.

Indictments and Informations are only allegations. All persons charged are presumed to be innocent unless and until found guilty in court.

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Updated June 6, 2024

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